Firstly, find out whether you need planning permission. The planning portal www.planningportal.co.uk is a great resource and will help you find the information you need with regards to planning and building regulations. You can also call the planning department of your local authority to make enquiries.
Finding an architect or local planning agent that you like and trust is important. At Grant Builders, we work hard to forge links with various planning agents, structural engineers and surveyors to create great working relationships. www.chelmsford.gov.uk/local-planning-agents provides a comprehensive list of local planning agents that will be able to help you. Please contact us if you need a recommendation when appointing a planning agent, structural engineer and surveyor.
Building Control Services (Approved Inspectors) Ltd in Chelmsford provide an excellent service to ensure your building works are complying with building regulations. Please contact us on 01245 422226 before appointing building control to your build and we can explain the options to you.